Education
MFA

Miami University, Oxford, OH – Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design

BS

Ball State University, Muncie, IN – Art Education

Studio Specialization: Ceramics
Minors: Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Computer Applications
Certification
 

Visual Arts: All Grade – State of Indiana #1059244

Professional Experience
 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH
ART 264 – Jewelry Design & Metals I (3 semesters)
Instructed students on the tools and techniques of metalsmithing and jewelry design. Taught students metalsmithing vocabulary and critiqued design and craft of work. Techniques taught: sawing, piercing, roller printing, riveting, soldering, raising, planishing, filing, finishing and stone setting.

 

ART 364/365/464/564 – Intermediate/Advanced Jewelry Design & Metals (3 semester)
Instructed students with further development and experimentation into concepts of design and personal expression through the medium of metal and alternative materials including additional exploration into the creative potential of jewelry, and hollowware, as well as the techniques of casting, enameling, aluminum/titanium anodizing, forging, die-forming, and chain making.

 

Affiliate Instructor, Armstrong Institute For Interactive Media Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH
IMS 356 – Flash Animation (3 semester)
Instructed students on the utilization of Adobe’s Flash software introducing web-based animation and interactive multimedia along with the fundamentals of motion graphics and time-based design. Students explored software as a means of personal expression and as an applied development tool.

 

Director, Summer Arts Camps, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Directed development, promotion, and management of all SFA teen camps and courses in consultation with the Dean’s office, Department of Architecture & Interior Design, Department of Art, Department of Music, Department Theatre, CraftSummer and the Office of Lifelong Learning.
 
Visiting Artist Demonstration, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Led demonstration Universal Laser Cutting & Engraving System to beginning/advanced metals students and visual communications. Presented current creative research and the incorporation of new technologies in studio practice.
 
Instructor of Record, Miami University, Oxford, OH
ART 264 – Jewelry Design & Metals I (4 semesters)
Instructed students on the tools and techniques of metalsmithing and jewelry design. Taught students metalsmithing vocabulary and critiqued design and craft of work. Techniques taught: sawing, piercing, roller printing, riveting, soldering, raising, planishing, filing, finishing and stone setting.

 

Rapid Prototyping and Fabrication Laboratory Liaison, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Initiated and since fall 2008 have continued a working relationship spanning the departments of Art, Architecture & Interior Design, and Engineering through assisting undergraduate/graduate students’ studio work that utilized the resources available through the Engineering Department’s Rapid Prototyping and Fabrication Laboratory. Helped maintain, develop, and monitor use of computer-numeric-control (CNC) machine, rapid-prototyping machine, laser cutter, 3D scanner, and facility.

 

Graduate Assistantship, Miami University, Oxford, OH
In addition to formal instruction responsibilities, 10 hours of duties including: assisting undergraduate jewelry/metals students with studio work, studio development and maintenance, monitoring tools and facility, organizing inventory.
 
New Course Development, Miami University, Oxford, OH
ART/Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies 104 – Intro to Digital Art
Authored course for temporary offering during the summer of 2010. Introductory studio experience in the use of digital technology in the fine arts. Topics include digital imaging, motion graphics, editing and computer animation. This course will also trace technologically driven art from pioneering efforts to current trends, and the central role played by computers in the field of digital art.
 
Co-Director Miami Metals Annual Jewelry Sale, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Responsibilities included: Oversight of planning and execution of sale, administrative contact, registration of sale space, invitational letter to alumni, shipping and receiving of work, quality control.
 
Instructor of Record, Rowan Art Center, Miami University, Oxford, OH
ART 160 – Beginning Ceramics,(fall semester)
Introductory studio course for majors and non-majors. Covered basic hand-building techniques, wheel throwing, and mid range firing.

 

New Course Development, Miami University, Oxford, OH
ART/Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies 260 – Intro to Arduino
Authored course for temporary offering during the summer of 2009. Introductory studio experience covering concepts of electricity and electronics, how to prototype circuitry on a breadboard, and the applications of Arduino boards and software for the development of interactive devices or environments. Students became familiar with the use and application of the hardware and software and how both can be implemented within the artistic process.

 

Visiting Artist Presentation, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Led demonstration on Processing and Arduino and discussed collaborative process for Spatially Sensed Experience (SSE) with advanced drawing students [(ART 321- Drawing V).
 
Studio Assistant, Sculpture, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Responsibilities included: assisting undergraduate sculpture students with studio work, studio development and maintenance, monitoring tools and facility, organizing inventory.
 
Technical Assistant on Crystalline Tower Public Art Project, Susan Ewing, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Assisted with on and off site fabrication of a major public art sculpture located at Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park. The Crystalline Tower by artists Susan Ewing and Vratislav Novak is a 3-sided stainless steel structure standing 85 feet tall, overlooking the Ohio River, with titanium panels, stainless steel mesh, and mica encased in polycarbonate on each façade all topped with a kinetic gold – leafed star.
 
Instructor of Record, Miami University, Oxford, OH
ART 261 – Ceramics I,(spring semester)
Instructed students on the tools and techniques of ceramics and the history of ceramics as craft/art. Taught students ceramics vocabulary and critiqued design and craft of work. Techniques taught: coil building, slab building, mold making, wheel throwing, wedging, staining, glazing, firing (bisque, glaze, raku) and basic ceramic/glaze chemistry.

 

Visiting Artist Demonstration, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Led demonstration of Bonny Doon deep draw press to advanced metals students.

 

Studio Assistant, Metals, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Responsibilities included: assisting undergraduate jewelry/metals students with studio work, studio development and maintenance, monitoring tools and facility, organizing inventory.
 
Teaching Assistant, Art 182 – Experiencing the Arts, Arts Management Program, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Activities Instructor – Taught an introduction to ceramics workshop. Team-taught introduction to metals workshop. Assisted in graphic design workshop and printmaking workshop. Graded student journals using Blackboard.

 

Studio Assistant, Pat Nelson, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Responsibilities included assisting in completion of artist’s work and maintaining studio equipment.
 
Student Teacher, Centerville High School, Centerville-Abington Community Schools, Centerville, IN
Developed multiple units and lessons in ceramics, 2-D design, drawing, Egyptian Art, Renaissance Art, Pablo Picasso/Cubism, Pop Art, and Graffiti Art. Assessed student achievement through traditional tests, project grades, group activities, and sketchbook portfolios. Taught Intro/Advanced Drawing, Art History, Ceramics, and Visual Communications. Facilitated Art Club Meetings.
Professional Development
 
Participant: Art and Design in Bohemia, with Susan Ewing, Miami University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Two-week study abroad focusing on art, design, and cultural history in Bohemia. Presented thesis work and current research at the Institute of Art and Design, University of West Bohemia.
 
Participant: Bronze Casting Workshop, with Jim Killy, CraftSummer, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Covered sprueing, investing, lost wax casting through bronze pours, and patination
 
Participant: Pattern on Metal Workshop, with Tom Madden, CraftSummer, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Covered etching with PNP, chasing, engraving, Inlay techniques, and keum-boo.
 
Participant: Blacksmithing Workshop, with Joe Boniface, CraftSummer, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Covered forge setup, basic hammering techniques, discussed metallurgy, and forge welding Damascus steel.

 

Participant: Mokume-gane Workshop, with Yosuke Inoue, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Covered mokume-gane, shakudo, shibuishi, patinas, and seamless mokume-gane rings.
 
Participant: Reality Show: Public Art Workshop, with Susan Ewing, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Researched and discussed the history of public art, contracts, opportunities, and understanding the public art process.

 

Teaching Seminar, Art 601,with Tracy Featherstone, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Through observation and discussion studied teaching within a post-secondary environment, developed an introductory curriculum for medium of focus, developed a teaching philosophy, and observed an Introduction to Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing class for a full semester.

 

Participant: Enameling Workshop, with David Freda, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Covered lost-wax casting and enameling of hollow forms.

 

Participant: Recycled Material and Public Art Workshop, with Boris Bally, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Covered methods of design and production of jewelry forms utilizing found objects.
 
Participant: Filigree Workshop, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Covered techniques of curving and threading fine silver, soldering, and granulation.

 

Participant: Gold Standard Workshop, with Lisa Gralnick, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Assisted exhibit setup. Participated in hinge and plastics workshop.
Exhibition Record
 
Best of 2012, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Traveled: Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH. Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH.
(International Juried Exhibition, Juror: Lloyd E. Herman)

 

Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC.
Award: Best-In-Show.
(National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Gwynne Rukenbrod)
 
Best of 2011, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Traveled: Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH. Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH. Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH. Kent State University, Kent, OH. (International Juried Exhibition, Juror: Paula Owen)

 

Forty-Second Mid-States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville, IN
(National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Janet L. McCall)
 
Transmutations, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
Traveled: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA. Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ. (International Juried Exhibition, Juror: Susan Sloan)

Best of 2010, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
(National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Albertus Gorman)

Emerging Artists: Ohio Connections, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
(Invitational Exhibition, Curator: Betty Talbott)

On The In-Between, Hiestand Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH
North Gallery (MFA Thesis Exhibition)
 
Best of 2009,Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Traveled: Ohio Designer Craftsman Museum, Columbus, OH. Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH. Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH. Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH. (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Wendy H. Outland)

 

Pandora’s Box, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, PA
Target Gallery (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Landria Shack)

 

The Art of Jewelry, Thomas Moore College, Crestview Hills, KY
Eva G. Farris Gallery (Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jennifer Feld)

 

3D Invitational, Earlham College, Richmond, IN
Leeds Gallery (Invitational Exhibition)

 

Rep Your Hood, Oxford Community Art Center, Oxford, OH
(Invitational Exhibition)

 

Spatially Sensed Experience (SSE), Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Robert E. and Martha Hull Lee Gallery (Collaborative Exhibition, with Christian McLean, Director: Ann Taulbee)
 
Figurama, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Traveled: various venues across the Czech Republic as well as throughout the European Union (Invitational Exhibition, Organized by faculty with the University of Bohemia’s Institute of Art and Design)

 

Best of 2008, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Traveled: Ohio Designer Craftsman Museum, Columbus, OH. Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH. French Art Colony (Selections), Gallipolis, OH. (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Brion Clinkingbeard)

 

Overflow, Savannah, GA
Savannah College of Art and Design (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Leonard Urso)

 

Undecided, Oxford, OH
Hiestand Galleries (Group Exhibition, Director: Ann Taulbee)
 
Best of 2006, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Traveled: Ohio Designer Craftsman Museum, Columbus, OH. Artspace/Lima, Lima, OH. Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH. (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Gwen Heffner)
Bibliography
 
LeVan, Marthe and Bruce Metcalf eds. Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry (500 Series). Asheville, NC: Lark Books, Division of Sterling Publishing Company, 2012. [International competitive review of artist submissions]

 

Sullivan, Patricia. “Fine Contemporary Craft Biennial in Raleigh, NC: Not Just 3-D Objects Anymore,” Art Does Matter. December 12, 2012. Web. [VIEW]
 
Jirku, Boris, et al. figurama 09. University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, 2009. (Exhibition Catalogue – pg. 123.)

 

LeVan, Marthe, ed. 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, Division of Sterling Publishing Company, 2009. pp. 12, 195. (International competitive review of artist submissions)
 

Philippsen, Joel, “Molding Metal,” Daily News. April 20, 2004, 4. Muncie, IN.

 
Clinkingbeard, Brion. Ohio Craft Museum – Best of 2008. Columbus, OH. Fall 2008, [PRESS RELEASE].

 

Williams, Sophie, ed. Effusions: Art Journal. Oxford, OH: Miami University. Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 2008, pp. 26-27.
 

LeVan, Marthe, ed. The Art of Jewelry: Paper Jewelry. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, Division of Sterling Publishing Company, 2006. pg. 138.(International competitive review of artist submissions)

Grants & Awards
 
Recipient: Best In Show
Monetary award associated with Fine Contemporary Craft national biennial juried exhibition at ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC. Juror Gwynne Rukenbrod selected 34 works for exhibition, including award recipients, from a pool of more than 430 works of art.

 

Faculty Sponsor: Student Technology Fee Grant
Researched, advised, proofed internal grant for the purchase and installation of a 5-axis CNC milling system for the School of Creative Arts. [$54,650]

 

Faculty Sponsor: Student Technology Fee Grant
Researched, advised, proofed and provided letter of support for an internal grant for the purchase and implementation a computer controlled laser cutting and engraving system for the Department of Architecture. [$71,750]
 
Co-Author: Student Technology Fee Grant
Researched and Co-authored internal grant for the purchase and implementation of a 3D printing system for the School of Fine Arts. [$33,112]
 
Principle Investigator: Student Technology Fee Grant (Principle Investigator), spring semester
Researched and authored internal grant for purchase and installation of computer controlled laser cutting and engraving equipment for School of Fine Arts, Miami Univeristy ($49,945)

 

Principle Investigator: Student Technology Fee Grant (Principle Investigator), spring semester
Researched and co-authored internal grant for the purchase of multi-media digital projection equipment for Hiestand Galleries, Miami Univeristy ($4,940)

 

CELT Grant (Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching), spring semester
Financial support for the purchase of hardware to further develop Intro to Arduino (ART/IMS 260)
 
Graduate Grant-in-Aid, spring/summer semesters
Competitive graduate tuition remission scholarship
 
Graduate Achievement Award, fall semester
Competitive monetary award based on achievements outside of the university

 

Graduate Grant-in-Aid, spring/summer semesters
Competitive graduate tuition remission scholarship
Service
 

DEPARTMENT OF ART – MIAMI UNIVERISTY
 

Visiting Artist/Lecturer Committee – Organize and schedule departmental visiting artists/lecturers.

 

Hiestand Galleries Committee – Oversee operations, new initiatives for departmental galleries

 

Art Education Curriculum Review Committee – Assess, strategize, and outline curriculum for BFA in art education with licensure.

 

Digital Curriculum Committee – adhoc committee formed to better integrate digital into the studio curriculum
Professional Memberships
 
Society of North American Goldsmiths – (SNAG)
Ohio Designer Craftsman – (ODC)
College Art Association – (CAA)
National Art Education Association – (NAEA)
Art Education Association of Indiana – (AEAI)
Conferences
 
Attendee: SNAG Conference, Phoenix, AZ
 
Co-Presenter: Ohio Art Education Association, Dayton, OH.
Topic: Adult and Teen summer arts opportunities at Mimai University.
 
Attendee: SNAG Conference, Savannah, GA
 
Attendee: SNAG Conference, Chicago, IL